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hyper-mode (forwarding-options)


Hierarchy Level


Configure the hyper mode feature to increase the rate at which a data packet is processed. This configuration results in the optimization of the lifetime of a data packet, which further enables the network device (a router or a switch) to provide better performance and throughput. This feature is supported on enhanced MPCs such as MPC3E, MPC4E, MPC5E, and MPC6E.

Configure the no-hyper-mode statement when you want to turn off hyper mode and have the device operate in normal mode.


The hyper mode feature is configured at the global level and requires a system reboot to turn it on or off. You can enable the feature only if the network-service mode on the device is configured as either enhanced-ip or enhanced-ethernet.

Understanding the Hyper Mode Feature on Enhanced MPCs for MX Series Routers and EX9200 Switches contains a list of features that are not supported in hyper mode.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 13.3R4.